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  • We’re open! Masks are required at all times. All guests, including members, must reserve tickets in advance. For your safety, our experience has been modified. Learn more.

    All photos © Tom Styrkowicz - The Other Animal

    Employment, Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

    Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The essence of our work is to build an organization that enables us to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world. To accomplish this goal we need talented people working together with a solidarity of purpose, recognizing that the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts.

    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum employs 130 staff members that are supported by approximately 500 volunteers.

    All photos © Tom Styrkowicz - The Other Animal

    The largest group of volunteers are the docents in the Education Department, with 200 individuals in a specialized program called the Docent Program. Another 300 volunteers work in other museum departments and provide animal care, clerical assistance, horticulture help, exhibit repair, research, photography, field work, and other assistance.

    In addition to volunteers, the Desert Museum also has internships in various departments from time to time for college age students who would like to have hands-on work experience in their field of study. Please check the Internships section below to see what internships are currently open.

    We hope you will find this site useful as you explore Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum employment and volunteer opportunities. By checking this site often, you can learn more about the Museum and what we have to offer.

    Employment Opportunities

    Regular/Part-Time & Temporary Positions

    Internship Opportunities

    College-level Internships

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Program
    Volunteering at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum can be a very rewarding and gratifying experience. We have many positions where you can help!

    Junior Docents
    Through exploration, research and teaching others, Junior Docents (age 14-18) develop awareness and understanding of conservation issues and gain critical thinking and leadership skills which will empower them to better live in harmony with the natural world.

    Volgistics Link for current volunteers
    Docent Schedule for current Docents
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